New Date For Zanu PF Primary Elections

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Milton Sasa

The ruling Zanu PF party has moved its primary elections which were slated for tomorrow, to the 21st of January.

Zanu PF Director of Information, Tafadzwa Mugwadi said the postponement was informed by the need to boost security and human resources logistics.

“Our primary elections for the party to choose representatives ahead of the by-elections penciled for the 26th of March have been moved by a day. This means that they are taking place on the 21st of January, not on the 20th of January as had been announced prior. The idea is that the party puts in place efficient and securitized logistics for these primary elections,” said Mugwadi.

The primary elections are in preparation for the by-elections set for the 26th of March. The party says it has hit the ground running and is now at the party election resource deployment stage in all provinces that will participate in the elections.

“The preparation of materials and conclusion of the vetting process have happened. Now we are moving to the next stage of deployment of human resources as well as presiding officers, normally politburo members for each province.”

The by-elections are as a result of recalls of members of parliament of the MDC-Alliance linked to Nelson Chamisa by Douglas Mwonzora, whilst some MPs passed away and need to be replaced.